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The Job of a Special Agent

Bring Your Exceptional Skills to the U.S. Secret Service’s Elite Team

Since 1865, the U.S. Secret Service has selected individuals with a commitment to honor, integrity, and excellence to join its ranks. Through this focus, the agency has excelled in establishing security for both foreign and domestic protectees while innovating at the forefront of investigative technology. With duties that range from financial crimes to cybersecurity, our special agents utilize cutting-edge strategies to mitigate threats to our nation’s leaders at home and abroad.

As a special agent, you will work alongside men and women of the highest caliber, performing critical protective and investigative assignments. During their careers, special agents may be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the United States and abroad with responsibilities that include:

  • Protecting various protectees
  • Conducting criminal investigations pertaining to financial obligations of the United States
  • Planning and implementing security designs for National Special Security Events.

This is no ordinary job, and our special agents are no ordinary individuals. Show us you have the talent and background we need, and we’ll show you the rewards that come with being a special agent in the U.S. Secret Service. We invite you to become part of our elite team. Explore a career that will take you to new heights while you serve your country with honor, distinction and pride.